CPSIA Amended, Disaster Averted

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT) -- On Aug. 1, 2011, after years of controversy, Congress voted nearly unanimously to amend the 2008 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.

H.R. 2715 gives the Consumer Product Safety Commission new authority and discretion in how it enforces consumer product safety laws. The act addresses certain unintended consequences of the CPSIA, which imposed costly and extensive regulations that have severely affected American businesses. The bipartisan bill is expected to be signed into law by the president in a matter of days. The timing of the bill’s passage...
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